All together now

May 14, 2012

Time to get back on the posting horse again, after my trip to Malaysia. I’ve been a bit busy lately, so really needed to stop for a moment and put a post together in order to keep this blog from going dormant.

I was recently asked to do a group shot of the terrain pieces I’ve finished for the Aliens board game, so I quickly rounded up the nine finished pieces and added some Colonial Marines and Aliens for style and scale. Below you can see the set piece of a valiant CM last stand.

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Personally I think the miniatures and terrain pieces go together very nicely. What’s most important to me is that they capture that Aliens feel. Then again, I might just be blind to my own work, what do you think?

Also, I have to mention that I just got a new job as a project expert, working on a project focusing on preventing video gaming and gambling addiction in adolescents. So happy about this, as I actually get to combine my degree (MA in Education) with my interests and get paid to do it!


  1. Mikko, these just look amazing! To catch that Aliens feel even more you would have to add a few dead marines 😉
    Congrats on the new job.


    • Thanks Stefan! I think I’ll need to get some of those dead marines in there somehow…


  2. That stuff is amazing it gives off that kind of aliens feeling.It really reminds me of the generator room scene from aliens.Keep up the good work!


    • Thanks Riley, good to know I’ve gotten stuff right!


  3. The OSL on these really makes a difference, nice work. Maybe some yellow beacons next?

    This should be a particularly nice board to play on when its finished.


    • Thanks! I’ll definitely give the yellow OSL a try.


  4. I’m not that much in the scene really (miniatures nor aliens), but to me, this seems like excellent work. Two reasons: The “gigery” semi-organic-semi-industrial art-nouveau touch is there – BUT – you didn’t overdo it. I would have overdone it, definitely.

    Also, I like the red light distri…bution in the tanks. How did you ray-trace it? 😉

    Great work.


    • Thanks for the compliments!

      I didn’t use any special tools for the red, simply painted it by eye. It turned out pretty nicely I think!


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